Peter Newman is Professor and Head of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management with a joint faculty appointment in the Graduate Degree Program in Acoustics. Peter Newman studies visitor management in parks and related areas.
- Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
- Graduate Program
- Kurt Hahn Consortia for Values and Experiential Learning
- Outdoor Recreation, Protected Area, and Environmental Education Research Group
- Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Vermont
- M.S. Forest Resource Management, SUNY ESF - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
- B.A. Political Science, University of Rochester
University Park, PA 16802
Peter Newman is Professor and Head of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management with a joint faculty appointment in the Graduate Degree Program in Acoustics at Penn State University. He formerly served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University where he served on the faculty for 11 years as Professor before joining Penn State in 2013. At Penn State he co-leads the Protected Areas Research Collaborative (PARC) with Derrick Taff. The PARC trains MS/PhD students who focus on informing visitor management (soundscapes, visitor flow, integrated transportation) in the context of protected areas management. He currently has studies active in Muir Woods National Monument, Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Peter Newman has published close to 100 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and books and was the recipient of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit National Award for 2012 and the George Wright Society National Award for Achievement in Social Sciences for 2013. Peter Newman served as a National Park Service Ranger, Environmental Educator and Researcher in Yosemite National Park from 1994-2001.
- Visitor management to protected areas
- Soundscape/acoustic management in parks
- Transportation management and planning
- Efficacy and communication of "leave no trace" principles